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Address: 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061, China
Phone Number: 85219422
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Description: This history museum, housed in a magnificent Confucian Temple, features...
This history museum, housed in a magnificent Confucian Temple, features more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics mainly from the Zhou to the Tang periods (1100B.C. to 907 A.D.).
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Great History and Better view of Terracotta Warriors

This museum has a great collection of Shaanxi History and also has selected samples of terracotta warriors. In fact I was more happy to see the terracotta warriors in this museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This museum has a great collection of Shaanxi History and also has selected samples of terracotta warriors. In fact I was more happy to see the terracotta warriors in this museum than the actual one. Definitely not to be missed if you have limited time in Xi'an. Highly recommend for business travellers who can't go all the way to to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must visit, so I'll limit this review to providing some practical tips that you may not find in other guides. (1) There are long queues for the free passes (for which you need to produce your passport). But if you want to save time, join the separate queue for tickets @ RNB20. (2) The ticket counter closes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Entrance just pay 20 RMB from the people who try to sell ticket infront saves time for queuing for the ticket. The pottery was soso for me they are all the same in every museum. Only the terra cotta display that was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

How I wish I had had more than an hour in this museum to take in the incredibly rich history from 2000 BC forward. The Tang, the Qin and Ming Dynasties are all presented with excellent exhibits. We in Europe were still running around with clubs in our hands while the Chinese were making exquisite bronze and providing drainage for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This really is a good museum. The displays are informative and you get a good appreciation of some of the tools existing at the beginning of AD. It was not overly busy in early April, though the weather was cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It may have something to do with the layout of the Museum or that every display and section has an English translation, however it was by far the most impressive and interesting museum visited thus far in our 6 weeks in China. The collection of items covering the Dynasties is both well thought out and impressive. My only disappointment was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Be aware that the main part of the museum is free entrance but the numbers of free ticket is limited to avoid crowds (1 session in morning and 1 session in the afternoon). There could be a queue to get access to the free ticket . I recommend to go for the paid entrance ( 20 RMB / 1.5$) which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you go to this museum before visiting the tombs and such around Xi'an, you will get a great overview of the area's history and background info on the things you will be seeing. The artifacts are arranged chronologically by dynasty, so you can see the evolution of the arts in China. An added bonus here is you can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A bucket-list destination now crossed off. Very well displayed. There are 3 building to explore - the first one being way the best - it is just a huge shed over the original site where most of the warriors still are. My only tip - get there EARLY - all of China's domestic tourist want to see them too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I really enjoyed going through this museum, much to look at and quite impressed with the ancient artifacts. What an amazing history is here! You get to walk up close to real terra cotta warriors here. Wonderful museum, and I'm not that much into museums.

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